Solomon Islands

Mine Ban Policy

Last updated: 18 December 2019


The Solomon Islands signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 4 December 1997 and ratified it on 26 January 1999, becoming a State Party on 1 July 1999. The Solomon Islands has not taken action to enforce the antipersonnel mine prohibition domestically, but reported in 2018 that the government held a series of workshops in 2017 that resulted in an agreement to draft a new “UXO Act.”[1]

The Solomon Islands has not attended any recent meetings of the treaty. It did not attend the Third Review Conference in Maputo in June 2014. The Solomon Islands submitted its initial Article 7 transparency report on 11 February 2004, covering 1 July 1999 to 31 December 2004, and in 2018 provided its only updated report covering the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2017.  

The Solomon Islands is not party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons, nor is it party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Use, production, transfer, and stockpile

The Solomon Islands has never used, produced, exported, or imported antipersonnel mines, including for training purposes.

The Solomon Islands is contaminated by unexploded ordinance (UXO) from World War II.


[1] Mine Ban Treaty Article 7 Report, Form A, 2018. The Solomon Islands reported that the government “has also established an inter-ministerial ‘UXO Coordination Committee’ and is developing a UXO Policy, UXO Action Plan and National UXO Standards.”